Grimes is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and visual artist. Grimes began releasing music independently in the late 2000s, releasing two albums, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa in 2010 on Arbutus Records. She subsequently signed with 4AD and rose to fame with the release of her third studio album Visionsin 2012. It produced the singles Genesis and Oblivion and received the Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Her fourth studio album Art Angels received critical praise and was named the best album of the year by several publications.

Birth Name

Claire Elise Boucher

Nickname

Grimes

Profession

Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Visual Artist

Genre

Synthpop, Art Pop, Electronica, Experimental Pop, Dream Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin, Ukulele, Sampler, Synthesizer

Label

Arbutus, 4AD, Roc Nation

Nationality

Canadian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Grimes was born on March 17, 1988, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Age

She’s currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

White

She has Ukrainian, Russian, Italian and Quebecois ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Grimes attended Lord Byng Secondary School from where she later graduated. In 2006, Boucher relocated from Vancouver to Montreal to attend McGill University, but left the school in early 2011 before finishing her degree.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown (Executive at a Biotechnology Company)
  • Mother – Sandy Garossino (Crown Prosecutor and Editor-in-Chief of the Vancouver Observer, an online publication)
  • Siblings – Jay Worthy (Step-Brother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Grimes has dated –

Grimes has largely opted to keep her personal life away from the public spotlight, which makes it difficult for us to say anything about her love life and dating history.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 5 inches
  • In centimeters – 165 cm
  • In meters – 1.65 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 30-23-32
  • Bust – 30 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 32 inches
  • Bra Size – 30A

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 3 (US).

Sexuality

Bisexual

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her studio album Visions (2012) and for her singles Genesis and Oblivion.

Film Debut

In 2012, Grimes appeared as Saint-Boniface in the short comedy movie Tabula Rasa.

Album Debut

In 2010, Boucher’s debut album as Grimes, Geidi Primes, a concept album inspired by the Dune series, was released by Arbutus Records on cassette.

Television Debut

In 2012, Grimes made a guest appearance in one episode of the musical talk show Later… With Jools Holland.

Brand Endorsements

She has served as the face of Stella McCartney perfume POP. She has also soundtracked an Expedia commercial.

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardsCategoryWorkOutcome
2012Rober Awards Music PollBest Female ArtistGrimesWon
Best Pop ArtistWon
UK Music Video AwardsBest Alternative Video – InternationalOblivionNominated
Antville Music Video AwardsVideo of the YearNominated
Best ChoreographyNominated
Best PerformanceNominated
Polaris Music PrizeBest Canada Album of 2012VisionsNominated
2013Juno AwardsElectronic Album of the YearWon
Breakthrough Artist of the YearGrimesWon
Webby AwardsArtist of the YearWon
NME AwardsBest International ArtistNominated
Best VideoOblivionNominated
MuchMusic Video AwardsDance Video of the YearGenesisNominated
2014NME AwardsBest Band Blog or TwitterGrimesNominated
2015Rober Awards Music PollBest Female ArtistNominated
Best Pop ArtistWon
Song of the YearKill V. MaimNominated
Album of the YearArt AngelsNominated
MuchMusic Video AwardsVideo of the YearGoNominated
Best Post-ProductionNominated
Best DirectorNominated
2016Video of the YearFlesh Without BloodNominated
Best DirectorNominated
International Dance Music AwardsBest Alternative/Indie Rock Dance TrackNominated
Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo)GrimesNominated
Bazaar Women of the YearMusician of the Year 2016Won
A2IM Libera AwardVideo of the YearKill V. MaimWon
Polaris Music PrizeBest Canada Album of 2016Art AngelsNominated
2017Webby AwardsOnline Film & Video – MusicNominated
Juno AwardsAlternative Album of the YearNominated
Recording Package of the Year (Art Director)Nominated
Video of the Year (Director)Kill V. MaimWon
Canadian Independent Music AwardsSingle of the YearFlesh Without BloodNominated
iHeartRadio Much Music Video AwardsBest EDM/Dance VideoVenus FlyWon
Best Pop VideoNominated
Fan Fave VideoNominated
2018Juno AwardsVideo of the YearWon

Grimes Favorites

  • Favorite City – Los Angeles (L.A.)
  • Favorite Drink- Vodka and Water with Pickle
  • Favorite Color – Red / Purple

Grimes Net worth

Grimes has a estimated net worth of $4 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Grimes

  • For 11 years, Grimes attended ballet classes.
  • At the age of 18, she shifted to Montreal, Quebec.
  • She began her music career while at college in 2007.
  • In 2009, Boucher and a friend attempted to sail down the Mississippi River to New Orleans from Minneapolis in a houseboat they built.
  • In 2010, Grimes released a new album by the name Halfaxa.
  •  In 2011, she collaborated with DJ/producer Blood Diamonds.
  • She penned a deal with the 4AD label in January 2012.
  • In January 31, 2012, Grimes released her third album Visions.
  • In April 2013, Boucher posted a written statement addressing her experience as a female musician in an industry rife with sexism and expressed disappointment that her feminist stance was often interpreted as anti-male.
  • In December 17, 2013, Boucher posted to her Tumblr that she had employed the services of Jay Z’s management company, Roc Nation.
  • In June 26, 2014, Grimes premiered her new track Go, produced by and featuring Blood Diamonds. It was a track that had been written for and rejected by Rihanna and was premiered on Zane Lowe’s radio 1 show. Rolling Stone ranked it number fourteen on their Best Songs of 2014 list.
  • In 2014, Claire admitted to using the drugs and alcohol which resulted in her losing a lot of friends.
  • She and her step-brother Jay Worthy made the song Christmas Song together.
  • In March 15, 2015, Grimes and Bleachers released their collaboration, “Entropy” for the HBO TV show Girls.
  • In 2017, Grimes won a JUNO Award for Video of the Year, featuring Kill V. Maim.
  • In February 2, 2017, Grimes premiered on Tidal the high budget futuristic music video of Venus Fly, starring herself and Janelle Monáe.
  • In October 31, 2018, Grimes was featured on Play Destroy by Poppy on her album Am I a Girl?. The collaboration had been hinted at in May 2018 through a series of Instagram postings from both artists.
  • In March 19, 2019, Grimes announced via Instagram that her new album will be titled Miss_Anthropocene and will be a concept album about the anthropomorphic Goddess of climate Change… and Each song will be a different embodiement of human extinction as depicted through a pop star Demonology.
  • Visit Grimes’ official website @ grimesmusic.com.
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